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Bluetooth SiP for wearable social distancing device
Maggy, a Belgium-based start-up specialising in Bluetooth-enabled, rechargeable, social-distancing devices, has chosen a Silicon Labs Bluetooth SiP (System in Package) module to enable a new, compact wearable that warns users when the length between people becomes too small and could pose a risk of COVID-19 infection transfer.
Benefits of an integrated secure element
To help secure the Internet of Things (IoT), connected devices require an array of on-chip security features such as an immutable device identity, secure boot with root of trust, secure key storage and hardware crypto accelerations paired with a high-entropy random number generator. Marius Munder, Senior Staff Engineer, Systems Architect, Silicon Labs, explains the role an integrated secure element can play in achieving this.
Silicon Labs strengthens commitment to Wi-SUN
Silicon Labs is deepening its commitment to Wi-SUN, an increasingly popular and widely deployed industrial mesh networking standard well suited for smart utility, smart city and IIoT applications.
Karuna Annavajjala joins Silicon Labs as CIO
Silicon Labs has announced the appointment of Karuna Annavajjala as Chief Information Officer. As CIO, Annavajjala will oversee information technology (IT) services for Silicon Labs’ global business operations including strategic planning, infrastructure services, business application platforms, cyber security and data privacy, and IT service delivery.
Power management ICs enhance battery-powered IoT
Silicon Labs has announced a new line of energy-friendly power management ICs (PMICs) serving as dedicated companion chips for EFR32 wireless devices and EFM32 microcontrollers (MCUs).
Acquisition expands IoT wireless platform
Silicon Labs has announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Redpine Signals to acquire the company’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth business, development centre in Hyderabad, India, and extensive patent portfolio for $308m in cash. This acquisition will expand Silicon Labs' IoT wireless platform.
Future-proofing EV battery management systems
Despite the current boom in electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) production, actual interest among consumers may be in danger of lagging behind. Rudye McGlothlin, Marketing Director, Power Products, Silicon Labs explains.
Future of 5G small cells with power over Ethernet
Silicon Labs has introduced a comprehensive Power over Ethernet (PoE) portfolio that reduces the cost and complexity of adding 90W PoE to power sourcing equipment (PSE) and powered devices (PD). The new 90 W PoE portfolio complies with the IEEE 802.3bt standard, which more than doubles standard PoE power and expands the capabilities of wireless access points and IoT wireless gateways.
Secure vault technology redefines IoT device security
Silicon Labs has announced Secure Vault technology, a new suite of security features designed to help connected device manufacturers address escalating Internet of Things (IoT) security threats and regulatory pressures.
Wireless SoCs enable eco-friendly IoT devices
Silicon Labs has announced a new family of secure, ultra-low-power Zigbee wireless SoC devices designed for eco-friendly IoT products deployed in mesh networks. The EFR32MG22 (MG22) family expands Silicon Labs’ Zigbee portfolio by delivering the smallest, lowest power SoCs optimised for Zigbee Green Power applications.
Wireless SoCs help drive digital transformation
Silicon Labs has announced a new family of secure, proprietary wireless SoC devices designed for power- and size-constrained IoT products powered by batteries or energy harvesting sources.
The future of secure wireless connectivity at embedded world
Silicon Labs has announced that it will showcase its latest wireless IoT connectivity and security solutions for smart home, commercial and industrial IoT applications at embedded world 2020. Through interactive demonstrations, live Speakers’ Corner presentations on the hour and technical conference sessions.
Making the right choice: Wireless tech for the IoT
Wireless connectivity is a critical part of IoT end-node design. Important and popular connectivity options for the IoT include Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Bluetooth mesh, Zigbee, Thread, Z-Wave, WiFi and a wide range of proprietary protocols in the sub-GHz band. Anders Pettersson, Director of Field Marketing, Silicon Labs explains.
Demystifying Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to add intelligence to commercial systems in offices, shopping malls and even warehouses. Smart offices are modern marvels, reducing energy use while improving the workspace. Malls and stadiums use wireless connectivity to better serve customers and track occupancy numbers. Sensors and RF tags continue to revolutionise asset tracking in warehouses. Charlie Ice, Senior Product Manager, Power Products, Si...
Broad portfolio of automotive grade timing solutions released
Silicon Labs has launched a broad portfolio of automotive grade timing solutions designed to meet the demanding clocking needs of in-vehicle systems. The new AEC-Q100-qualified timing devices include Si5332 any-frequency programmable clock generators, Si5225x PCIe Gen1/2/3/4/5 clocks, Si5325x PCIe buffers and Si5335x fanout clock buffers.
Mesh networking modules streamline secure IoT product design
Silicon Labs has launched a new portfolio of highly integrated, secure Wireless Gecko modules that reduce development cost and complexity, making it easier to add robust mesh networking connectivity to a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) products.
Isolated smart switches for harsh industrial environments
Silicon Labs has introduced a family of compact, robust isolated smart switches designed to drive any load, even in the harshest industrial environments. The new Si834x isolated switches are well suited for driving resistive and inductive loads such as solenoids, relays and lamps used in industrial control systems including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), I/O modules, relay drivers and servo motor controllers.
Demystifying power over Ethernet technology
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to add intelligence to commercial systems in offices, shopping malls and even warehouses. Smart offices are modern marvels, reducing energy use while improving the workspace. Malls and stadiums use wireless connectivity to better serve customers and track occupancy numbers. Sensors and RF tags continue to revolutionise asset tracking in warehouses. All of these systems need both power and data and here&...
Radio scheduling in dynamic multiprotocol IoT applications
The continuous growth in the number of connected devices around us will lead to an expected 12.86 billion IoT devices by 2020 in the consumer segment alone. This represents a growth rate of almost 35% per year since 2017, and it’s generally expected that annual growth rates will remain in double digits across all IoT segments until at least 2025. Marius Munder, Senior Staff Engineer, Systems Architect, Silicon Labs, explains further about t...
MCUs in Electric Vehicles - UT Solar Car Team
The UT Solar Car team's design involves the use of Silicon Laboratories Gecko MCUs, allowing for a variety of readings for the driver.